Why are you doing this Life Cube thing?

Many have asked: what’s up with this art project at Burning Man, and why are you so passionate about it?

I conceived The Life Cube as an aesthetic interpretation of my belief that if you write down your goals, wishes and milestones, you will have a better chance of achieving them.  I started setting goals to paper early in life, and been fortunate to accomplish many of the things I set out to do.  Over the years I have had the privilege of working with and mentoring many wonderful and successful individuals.  There is a consistent theme to my counsel, and every year I email about ten of them, reminding each one to write down their goals and ambitions. Over the weekend, I had dinner with some friends and one of them mentioned how he wrote down what he wanted to accomplish in 2012.  He is on track in work and in life to accomplish his goals.

This Burning Man installation is just the beginning.  If you know me, you know that I think big, and will devote my energy, enthusiasm, and passion to taking it to the next level.  Stay tuned.

By the way, today we had the 50th person contribute to The Life Cube project on Kickstarter.  It makes me so happy to have friends support this endeavor.

One more thing, “Write down what you want to do in your life and it will happen!”

About The Life Cube Project

The Life Cube creates electrifying public installations emphasizing interactive and collaborative art. Its dual mission connects art with community, and inspires participants to articulate and share their goals and dreams. This project encourages participants to look at their past, engage in the present, and set goals for the future. It is based on the artist’s belief that if you write down what you want to accomplish in life, the chances of attaining it is much, much higher! Tens of thousands of "Cube-ists" have already been positively impacted by their experience with the Life Cube Project, at Burning Man, in downtown Las Vegas and beyond. We're in the planning stages to bring the Life Cube Project to cities and arts festivals across the country and around the world! At each installation, local volunteers, teachers and school children, artists, builders, performers and other visionaries interact with the Cube every hour of every day. Its exterior, which incorporates many writeable and climbable surfaces, is a constantly changing swirl of painted murals, drawings, and handwritten messages contributed by the community. The Cube is brilliantly illuminated at night, attracting nocturnal artists and celebrants attracted by the colorful light show, with spots and lasers serving as a beacon in the evening skies. The Life Cube encourages the expression of goals, wishes, dreams, and aspirations in mural art, on wish-stick postcards, and with personal inscriptions on message boards. On selected evenings and weekends, area musicians and entertainers perform, culminating in a special closing event that gathers thousands of residents and visitors in a magical community celebration. At the end of the installation, in a spectacular fiery ceremony, the Cube and all of the gathered wishes are burned together and sent up into the Universe in a sacred shower of sparks and flame. Since 2010, the Life Cube Project has inspired over a thousand donors to contribute funds supporting the project, and even more have given of their time, talent and spirit. We're grateful for your support, as we hope to bring the Life Cube Project to more communities of artists and dreamers in days to come!
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